This video, via KeepUpOnIt, offers a x0xb0x take on the classic Fatboy Slim acid jam. Everyboy Needs a 303.
This video, via JoeLMutantE, is a teaser/demo for the Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai x0xb0x special tribute edition:
Here are seven x0xb0x made with full audio analog modifications. They have an outstanding sound capabilities, not only clonning the original Roland TB303 sound, even adding more powerful sound mods.
Totally hand made and with the name of each samurai engraved on it. Very limited edition of very powerful analog synth.
Demos of the complete Seven Samurai x0xb0x set at his YouTube page.
This video captures a comparison between a new x0xb0x synthesizer and a vintage Roland TB-303.
What do you think of the x0xb0x sound vs the 303?
Limor Fried, creator of the x0xb0x open source synthesizer, made the upcoming cover of Wired magazine.
Fried is the founder and engineer behind Adafruit Industries, which makes electronics kits that teach soldering, tinkering, and technology exploration. She’s also been an influential leader in the burgeoning “make” movement.
For a look at her projects, see this video profile of Limor Fried from last year.
This video demo doesn’t look like much – but it’s the first time we’ve seen an iPad app MIDI synced to other MIDI hardware
This is a demo showing our FunkBox drum machine iPad app synced up with an x0xb0x synth, using CoreMIDI and an iPad camera connection kit with an m-audio uno MIDI interface.
This will be included as a bonus feature in the next FunkBox 2.0 update which is coming soon!
If you’re an iPad musician, the addition of MIDI sync could be a big deal.
It means that you can buy an app, for the price of a cup of coffee, that turns your iPad into a multi-touch hardware drum machine.
As more developers support CoreMIDI, iPads are likely to be attractive alternatives to some dedicated MIDI modules.
How big of a deal is MIDI sync for iOS? Let us know what you think!
Make Magazine talks to Limor Fried, the creator of the Roland TB-303 clone x0xb0x, in the latest Make: Shorts:
Limor Fried is the founder and engineer behind Adafruit Industries which makes electronics kits that teach soldering, tinkering, and technology exploration.
One of their projects, the Tweet-a-Watt, is a wireless modification to a common off-the-shelf home energy monitor, the Kill-a-Watt. The Tweet-a-Watt not only monitors your energy consumption, it sends the information to Twitter so you can track it online, which reveals usage trends over time. Besides selling a Tweet-a-Watt kit, Adafruit has also put the open source plans online for all to freely build and share, creating a network of makers watching their usage and swapping energy-saving tips.
While the focus is on the Tweet-a-Watt, it’s still an interesting introduction to Fried and her approach to electronics DIY.